May 27, 2019

Cayman Islands: New bus stop approved for Shedden Road

Approval has been granted to relocate Shedden Road public bus shelter. ·         Pre-emptive move comes as NRA works to improve safety for all road users. ·         The new bus shelter will be constructed on Sunday, 26 May 2019.  GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The National Roads Authority (NRA) has recently made road upgrades to the Shedden Road/Crewe Road area. […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

Cayman Islands Bible training May 27 -31 DCFS Coordinated Activities for Cayman Islands Seniors May 2019 Tuesday, 21 May – Computer Basics, Bodden Town Library, 9am-4pm ■Tuesday, 28 May – Disaster Planning Preparedness by the Hazard Management, Church of God Chapel, 10am-1pm May is Building Safety Month in the Cayman Islands The Department of Planning is organising the following events […]

FinTech start-up looks to expand operations to Grand Cayman

Omise Holdings’ (“Omise”) founder and CEO Jun Hasegawa recently spoke at GAIMOps Cayman on The Real-Life Applications of Blockchain alongside Northern Trust. The leading payment gateway provider in Southeast Asia, Omise was on-island to explore opportunities to expand its operations to the Cayman Islands. Omise provides strategic advisory services to its subsidiaries (Omise Payment Gateway, OmiseGO and […]

Cayman Islands’ first mental health peer support group for young adults, a success

From Alex Panton Foundation 23rd May 2019 George Town, Grand Cayman: The Alex Panton Foundation (APF) announced this week that the Cayman Islands’ first mental health peer-led support group for young adults, which was launched in April, is a success. The group welcomes young persons between the ages of 18 and 25 who are living […]

Caribbean Market Overview – 2019 Q2 shows global economic activity loses momentum

From CIBC First Caribbean Bank Caribbean Economic Overview Summary: Following almost two years of robust growth, the IMF indicates that global economic activity lost momentum in latter half of 2018 amid trade tensions, declining business confidence, tightening financial conditions and higher policy uncertainty across many economies. Consequently, the IMF estimates that global growth decelerated to 3.6% […]

Destinations of the week

Seriously weird places around the world By Rachel Mills From Rough guides The world is a weird (and wonderful) place. And from a rose-coloured lake to a Japanese island ruled by cats. 1. Spotted Lake, British Columbia, Canada Spotted Lake has long been revered by the native Okanagan (Syilx) people and it’s easy to see why they think […]

CanEx Cannabis Investment Summit held in Cayman Islands

CanEx invited you to join them for an afternoon that gave the opportunity to engage experts with a range of real life expertise in the cannabis industry.  The cannabis industry has been called “possibly the greatest investment opportunity of a lifetime” and is estimated to be a US$30B+ industry by 2025 and already employs over […]

St Kitts & Nevis PM Harris says regional leadership reaches a higher plateau as policy makers map out digital economy moonshot

May 25 2019 The two-day Regional Conference titled Digital Economy Moonshot for the Eastern Caribbean closed yesterday, Friday, May 24th, 2019, with Timothy Antoine, the Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) thanking Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister for attending the ECCB-World Bank meeting in Washington, D.C.  Yesterday, Friday, in […]

Pay models for online news in the US and Europe

By Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Newspaper subscription models are slowly increasing, but most news outlets still offer completely free access to news More than two-thirds of leading newspapers (69%) across the EU and US are operating some kind of paywall, a trend that has increased since 2017 – especially in the US […]

Research: ICO sector signals uptick after Crypto Winter

Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet From Yahoo Finance The initial coin offerings (ICO) sector is showing signs of an uptick due to positive investor sentiment, apparently spurred by the recent crypto market rally. The data was revealed in a new report from token rating platform ICObench, shared with Cointelegraph on May 25. Providing data as of May […]